A Select Collection of Old Plays: Gamester

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Robert Dodsley
J. Nichols, 1780 - English drama
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Page 6 - I should not Trouble her in haste. These wives will have no conscience, But stick to us everlastingly ! Now, lady, How did your monkey rest last night ? you look As you had not done your prayers yet ; I won't disturb you.
Page 177 - On the stage We set an usurer to tell this age How ugly looks his soul : a prodigal Is taught by us how far from liberal His folly bears him : boldly I dare say There has been more by us in some one play Laugh'd into wit and virtue, than hath been By twenty tedious lectures drawn from sin, And foppish humours ; hence the cause doth rise, Men are not won by th
Page 92 - I take a little privilege myself, Because I threaten to disinherit him ; But nobody else dares talk or meddle with him. Is there no way to take him down again, And make him coward?
Page 7 - I did marry you; here's too much record for't. [ would there were a parson to unmarry us ! If any of our clergy had that faculty, He might repair the old, and build as many New abbeys through the kingdom, in a twelvemonth.
Page 5 - I were free again, I would not draw I* th' team of marriage, for ten subsidies; Not to command a province. Pen. Yet, you said, Were your wife dead, you'd marry me. Wild. Only thee, and nobody else.
Page 451 - If intermingled in the tomb with kings, Could hardly be distinguish'd. The stars shoot An equal influence on the open cottage, Where the poor shepherd's child is rudely nurs'd, And on the cradle where the prince is rock'd With care and whisper. Ascinio. That no distinction is 'tween man and man, But as his virtues add to him a glory, Or vices cloud him.
Page 19 - I satisfy you : we that had Our breeding from a trade, cits as you call us, Though we hate gentlemen ourselves, yet are Ambitious to make all our children gentlemen : In three generations they return again ; We for our children purchase land ; they brave it I...
Page 113 - FIRE, a fierce-countenanced young man, in a flame-coloured robe, wrought with gleams of fire ; his hair red, and on his head a crown of flames. His creature a Vulcan. AIR, a young man of a variable countenance, in a blue robe ; wrought with divers-coloured clouds; his hair blue; and on his head a wreath of clouds.
Page 26 - tis all I beg of thee. I know you think it a most strange request; But it will make me fortunate. Pen. Grief, I fear, Hath made her wild. — D
Page 177 - And say we live by vice, indeed 'tis true, As the physicians by diseases do, Only to cure them. They do live we see, Like cooks, by pamp'ring prodigality, Which are our fond accusers. On the stage We set an usurer to tell this age...

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